Detectives are processing evidence today linked to the break-in of a Sierra Madre home that was ransacked over the weekend, authorities said.
The suspect(s) smashed a door window to gain entry into the home located in the 300 block of East Grandview Avenue sometime between 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, while the residents were out, Sierra Madre police Sgt. Ruben Enriquez told Patch.
The intruder(s) entered the home by throwing a brick through a sliding glass door in the dining room behind the house to unlock the door, the son of the homeowners told Patch.
"They then ransacked virtually every room, tearing up the entire place," the victims' son added. Among the items taken were several pieces of jewelry, cash, a laptop computer, and two TVs.
Enriquez said there was no suspect information at this time, however, the case remained under investigation and detectives were processing evidence collected at the residence.
"We're hopeful that there is someone out there that saw something ... perhaps a suspicious vehicle or person, and if they did, to please call Sierra Madre police" at (626) 355-1414, he added.
Residents Reminded to be Vigilant and Report Suspicious Person(s) and Activity
As residential burglaries and property crimes continue to spike throughout Los Angeles County -- including Sierra Madre which saw such crimes nearly double over the last three months -- police remind residents to remain vigilant and alert when it comes to protecting your neighborhoods.
"If you see something where you live that just doesn't feel right, please give us a call," Enriquez said. "If it doesn't look right -- be it cars or people that you don't normally associate to your neighborhood -- give us a call because we can always check things out."
"The public is our eyes and ears," the sergeant added.
Anyone with information on the recent burglary or wanting to report suspicious activity in Sierra Madre is asked to call the police department at (626) 355-1414.
Sierra Madre Residents Asked to be Vigilant as Property Crimes Rise